A child born with a brain out of the skull, was another miracle
The newborn girl born with part of the brain outside the skull, surprised doctors who were convinced that a child with this pathology can not survive.
Nobody expected that Vera Martin, who is now three months will be able to breathe on their own after birth.
During the ultrasound scan at 17 weeks of gestation at the University Hospital Middlesbrough parents learned that their unborn baby is a rare disease - encephalocele. Encephalocele or craniocele - vice, characterized hernial protrusion of brain and / or meninges through the skull bone defect. This occurs when the neural tube - the predecessor of the central nervous system in the embryo, which includes the brain and spinal cord, does not close completely during fetal maturation.
Her mother, Jessica Williams, who already has a one-year son Logan, said: "When I went to the first ultrasound, the doctors said that the child has a problem. We did not know what to think. We were told that the skull did not agree and the rear part there is a hole. "
As in most cases, children with this malformation do not survive, and the survivors are left with lifelong brain damage, as well as suffering from other neurological problems, many parents choose to terminate a pregnancy. "Watch me, the doctor said that the child is likely to be invalid. We were told that affected that part of the brain that controls breathing activity ", - continued the mother.
After consultations with doctors parents decided to keep the baby. I hope they instilled a consultant from the hospital in Newcastle. To avoid damage to the protrusion, Williams was planning to have a baby by caesarean section. However, due to the fact that the waters withdrew early from this operation had to be abandoned.
He recalls the mother immediately after the birth of her daughter crying, like all children, but a few minutes later, she published a very unusual cry. Four days after the birth of the Faith did an MRI, the results of which have not been encouraging. Further, a hernia grew and reached December 21 centimeters in diameter, though at birth does not exceed 6 cm.
January 10, when she was three months, she underwent surgery. Surgeons removed the protruding portion, which contained the cerebrospinal fluid and dead brain tissue.
Now faith is forced to take place every six months, MRI scans and examinations of the doctors who follow its development, says Mail Online.